Soda bread? You mean, bread made with soda?
Hey, that’s not a bad idea! But that’s not what this is about…
Soda bread is an Irish tradition that is the fluffy loveliness of bread that rises without yeast, but with baking soda, instead. This bread is spongey, moist, and will be deceptively rich for how light it will leave you feeling.
I woke up this morning really craving bread. And sweet potatoes. And had no yeast, eggs, or time to wait for bread to rise. Here’s where this came from… and I am so glad the imperative of improvisation was upon this bread:
1 sweet potato, washed and dried
1 tbs. flax seed meal
2 tbs. + 1 cup unsweetened hemp seed milk
1/3 cup brown rice flour
1/4 cup sorghum flour
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1 1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
pinch sea salt
+about 1 tbs. high heat oil and brown rice flour for greasing pan.
Total cooking time: ~110 minutes
Yields one loaf soda bread
- Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease and flour bread baking dish. Set aside.
- Bake sweet potato in oven for 35-45 minutes, or until center is very soft to touch. Remove from oven, let cool for 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, soak 1 tbs. flax seed meal in 2 tbs. hemp seed milk. Let sit at least 5 minutes.
- In small bowl, combine flours, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
- Slice potato in half, and scoop out center into a medium mixing bowl. Mash, and mix in hemp milk/flax seed mixture. Stir in 1 cup hemp seed milk.
- Combine dry ingredients to wet ingredients, and mix until batter forms. Pour into prepared pan. Cook for about 1 hour, or until inserted toothpick comes out dry.*The only oil in this bread is what is used to grease the pan!